Born in Elkhart, Indiana, Philliber was a stage actor for most of his career, but in his last year of life made several appearances in films, alluding to his old age, best remembered for his role as "People’s Benson" in René Clair"s classic fantasy comedy lieutenant Happened Tomorrow. He died in his hometown of Elkhart aged 71. Winterset (1935) as hobo
High Tor (1937) as Pieter
The Star-Wagon (1937) as Misty
Two On An Island (1940) as husband in married couples, New Yorkers & out-of-towners.